In addition to blasting people to the moon, NASA and its research labs have given us countless other inventions we now use in our everyday lives, like Velcro, memory foam, portable handheld vacuums and more.
Add LED Light Therapy to the list. Originally used in medical applications to help heal soft tissue, the power of light-emitting diodes (LED) is now used in skincare treatments to stimulate the deeper layers of our skin.
So, shining a light on my skin helps with something?
In short, yes. The idea is that the light penetrates, in a non-invasive way, through the epidermis (your skin’s outermost layer) to the dermis (the layer just below). There, it stimulates the cells that are responsible for producing collagen and elastin, responsible for our skin’s plumpy-ness and ability to hold shape after movement. To go a step further scientifically, the light excites the mitochondrion in our skin cells (we know you at least recognize that from bio class) , causing them to produce more cellular fuel, thus, speeding up the process of collagen and elastin production, which, over time, can push up wrinkles and fine lines.
Red light therapy. What’s the benefit?
At Skinography, we offer the Red LED light therapy in the form of the LightStim hand held device for home use. The benefits?
Red light helps in aging defense and repair of sun damage we’ve accumulated over the years. It helps your skin form new capillaries, which speed up the healing process by bringing increased oxygen to the area. At the same time, it stimulates the collagen and elastin production we mentioned above that helps with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In the short term, it gives an awesome, plumping glow (we make sure anyone seeing us within a few months of their wedding gets this!). And over multiple treatments, you can actually see a longer-term lift in those creases in the face.
AMAZING for brides pre-treating their skin for the big day as it literally gives you the wedding day glow every time you use it.
How does it feel?
As the recipient, all you feel is the warmth of a light near your skin. Chances are good you’ll doze off during your session at home.
It’s safe for clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding. We love it because it’s non-invasive and merely amplifies your body’s natural healing process. The results are visible in the short-term and awesome in the long-term.
Where can I get the glow?
Light Therapy is one of our home care treatment Enhancements ($399) that is recommend for assisting in getting the long term glow. Having the device at home is amazing for regular treatments that will transform your skin. They are available online or in the studio.
Love + Light.